Justin Bown


As the Founder and Director of Pinnacle Group Australia, Justin works with senior leaders and Boards to design business strategy, drive organisational transformation, and unlock people potential through innovative leadership and team development programs. He is an expert facilitator, leader-developer and innovator whose strong interpersonal skills enable him to have significant and enduring impact on individuals, teams and organisations.

Background and experience:

Justin possesses a unique blend of hands-on leadership experience, Board Director roles, and local and global consulting experience built over 25 years. He has worked as a strategy and leadership development consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and Nous Group working with private, government and not-for-profit clients. His board experience includes working as a senior manager and executive board member with an Australian not-for-profit organisation and as a Board Director at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

As the Director at Pinnacle, Justin works with executive teams and Boards to set strategic direction, advise on growth strategies to diversify revenue streams, and undertake major organisational reviews to unearth opportunities for improvement and innovation. To complement his strategy work, he develops leadership capability, inculcates team cohesion and sharpens organisational performance. Clients range from publicly listed corporations, State and Federal government departments and authorities, as well as not-for-profit organisations. Project experience spans various sectors including corporate, health, the arts, financial services, education, disability, not-for-profit, and government.

Justin holds a Master of Business Administration (on scholarship) from Melbourne Business School. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (first class honors) from the University of Melbourne and is a registered psychologist (organisational psychology). He is trained in a number of well-known psychometric tests including the GENOS emotional intelligence assessment.

Inspired by:

Justin’s passions include fitness, family and fiction novels. He loves to run, cycle and swim in the ocean, appreciates modern and contemporary art, and is up for any outdoor adventure with his wife and two daughters. He also loves to kick the footy at the local park! He tries to live both personally and professionally by the motto ‘become the change you want to see in the world’.

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